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“Great rooms, Bad service” 3 of 5 stars
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Bluegreen Fountains Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   12400 South International Drive, Registration: 12450 S International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821   |  
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Ranked #123 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cleveland Ohio
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“Great rooms, Bad service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

The rooms were great, loved the balcony and the two seperate bed rooms. Awsome decor and living space. But don't expect to be swimming here because every threat of lightning or just a few rain drops is enough to close the pool for hours. I went with my whole family of 18 who loves a great day by the pool and night swimming after dinner. This is seemingly impossible at this hotel. We overheard the pool attendents talking about how they cant wait for it to rain so they can go watch T.V. by the closed wet bar. We would constantly call asking when the pool would reopen telling how it was sunny out. After awhile they started to shorten the time the pool would reopen in. Finaly we called the desk and they said the pools were open, so we went down ready to swim. We found the pool attendents sitting there watching soccer and they told us to leave because the pool was closed. after about 5 mins. of arguing they decided to call in and see if weather or not the pool was open and it was. Needless to say they felt like complete idots for not knowing the pool was actualy open. Another day it was slightly raining when they closed the pool and we called the front desk to ask why, they told us it was raining. We asked if that made it dangerous, they said yes. Then we asked if it was because electricity caried in rain drops they said yes exactly. HA they need to hire some smarter people or just some that speak fluent english. I loved the hotel just wish you could actualy use some of the stuff there. Take my advice, don't go during rain season (June).

  • Liked — The amount of space in the rooms for a low price.
  • Disliked — The great things (pool b-ball/tennis courts) constantly being closed
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

We stayed at the Fountains from the 2nd to the 16th June, it was just for the 2 of us and we had a 2 bedroom apartment in Block 2. We looked out over the new pool complex and although other reviews say this, we were never bothered by music or noise at all coming from the pool or the resort itself, it was very quiet.

The Fountains has a great location further down International Drive by Seaworld. We never really used the clubhouse, although it does look very nice, the pool area was fantastic and we did use it, although there was construction going on it is now more painting and finishing touches I think so no real noise, it never bothered us.

We did not attend the time share presentation, nor were we asked to at any time, so this was never an issue for us.

We will certainly return to The Fountains as this is a great resort with fantastic facilities both inside the apartments and around the resort. Would highly recommend a visit.

  • Liked — Very Clean, spacious and high quality finish to the decor
  • Disliked — There is nothing I did not like about the Fountains
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SE pa.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

We exchanged our timeshare for 'The Fountains' and was very happy with the site.It is on the quiet end of International Drive , very near a food store,Publix, i think.Also a Outback,and McD.The outlet stores are across the street from McDonalds, which are all about a quarter mile away.The suite had 2 bedrooms and tv area and full kitchen.We were on the 6th floor and had a nice view of fireworks at nite from Disney and Seaworld.The pool was huge and it also had a bar area near it. The grounds were kept up daily.
The staff was helpful for info and they usually had a printout of what you asked for, directions, ect.You can also buy tickets for all the attractions in the lobby.
I was told of a timeshare meeting in morning with breakfast, but we didnt go and was not bothered about it during the week.
It wasnt busy the week we were there because I think most kids were still in school, so we had a very quiet time there.loved it...
FYI, as you drive north , the traffic gets really bad but thats where most of the action is.
We did Cape Kennedy one day and it is a must see...Its only about 36 miles away.And take the bus ride to various sites there, its very interesting.38 dollars for adults, kids ,I dont remember..
mine are on their own now......
We also went to Universal Studios, we had a good time.food was good too.
Overall, we would go back, but theres dozens of places to go, and we are not getting younger.Have a great vacation.......

  • Liked — comfortable
  • Disliked — outside music not needed
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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P.B. Gardens, FL
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

Great two bedroom condo with common area for Orlando stay. If traveling with two couples, you can not beat the value for a high class facility. Great amenities, Nice living room/kitchen with granite counter tops. Also has laundry and tub in master bathroom. All new facility. Even while under construction in April 08, still comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — nice rooms, value
  • Disliked — one elevator per building
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Donegal, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

We stayed at The Fountains 9th May to 23rd May, we hired a car which we found the easiest way to get to all the theme parks, which were about a 15/20min drive either side of The Fountains, although Sea world, Wet n Wild & Discovery Cove are very close by. We have 2 children 9 yrs & 11yrs old. We found the apartments to be very spacious, clean & comfortable and they were lovely to come home to after a long day spent at the parks. The kids loved having their own room, they had a good sized bedroom with 2 lovely comfy beds & their own tv & a bathroom off their room. We had a lovely sized bedroom with ensuite & a jacuzzi bath in the bedroom. The kitchen was a good size, fully equipped & it was an added bonus having a washing machine & dryer. The new pool is great, the kids loved it on the days we took off from going to the parks & the bar & grill just opened the day we left (bummer!). The Fountains is on the quiet side of International Drive, which we found great after a busy & noisy day at the theme parks. We found the staff to be very helpful, you do have to pay for your room to be cleaned but we didn't find this a problem. We had no sales pitch either, just lots of messages left on the phone about what was happening around the resort. We also made use of the barbeque grills which are all around the resort. There is music played in the new pool, we didn't find this a problem & we couldn't hear it from our apartment, which was in building 8, one of the closest buildings to the pool. My only problem was not having had enough time to spend around this lovely resort! If we ever get to come to Orlando again we would love to come back here.

  • Liked — Spacious & clean
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

Great location & very very nice property. It would have been perfect except the piped in music. The music starts at 9:00AM sharp & goes until 8:00PM. It is through bose speakers set in the landscaping all throughout the property & it is like one of those cars with the bass thumping. We visited Disney & came back to rest late in the day- "IMPOSSIBLE" The speaker was right outside of my room & the windows rattled & the room vibrated. I went to the fountains because it came accross as a laid back resort & wanted to get away from loud & obnoxious noises. I am an avid die hard music fan but it was just to much.

DROP & THE MUSIC & IT WILL BE PERFECT!!!!! LISTEN TO YOUR GUESTS!!!!!!!!

  • Liked — Everything from the room to the pool to the location.
  • Disliked — BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Little Rock, AR
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

We stayed at the Fountains the week of June 7-14th. I was a little apprehensive about the stay after reading some of the other reviews regarding stolen items and major sales pitches but we had no problems at all. There are safes in the rooms and the guards that you see when you drive on to the property are very friendly and helpful. There were four in our party, two adults and two kids ages 3 and 6. The rooms were perfect for a party of that size but for us would be cramped with more. We booked our stay through Bluegreen corporation and had only one mention of doing a time share presentation. After we told them we were not interested there was nothing mentioned about it again. We stayed there for the location of going to the parks which was perfect for us. Very short drive to Sea world and Disney. We only had one good day to spend at the pool which has a great spot for kids to play and our kids loved the water slide. The only other times we were able to go to the pool was at night after going to the parks. The main pool stayed open until 9 and the pool at the check in spot stayed open until 10. The resort leaves you messages on your phone daily to let you know of the activities they have that you can sign up for. There seemed to be plenty of activities you could sign up for but we were there to visit the parks so we had no time for any of those things. I would say this is a great place for families and a great location if you want to visit Disney. We had no problems what so ever and were very pleased with our stay.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 12400 South International Drive, Registration: 12450 S International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#97 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#114 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluegreen Fountains Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 569
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within 54 acres surrounding the serene natural setting of Lake Eve, and located along popular International Drive, The Fountains offers everything you would expect from a world-class resort as well as the convenience of a central location. The Fountains has its own claim to fame- Bluegreen's Wakoola Springs. This 75,000-square-foot tropical oasis sets itself apart from an everyday pool with two water slides*, a zero-entry pool, interactive water fountains, two hot tubs. Cross over the two bridges on the campus and head over to one of two fire circles for evening stargazing and relaxation. With so many on-site amenities for both adults and kids, not to mention the hundreds of attractions in and around Orlando, you'll want to plan an extended stay to fit it all in. Our two-bedroom villas are richly appointed with all the comforts of home—and then some. Most feature a screened balcony overlooking the lake, a fully equipped kitchen and a garden tub. The decor is elegant and tasteful with many focused on water, lake or pool views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Orlando Fountains Resort
Fountains Hotel Orlando
The Fountains Orlando
Fountains Florida
Fountains International Drive
Fountains Orlando Florida

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